Carlton Marshes to celebrate re-opening of education centre with a planet and star-themed event

Carlton Marshes, Suffolk Wildlife Trust reserve

Carlton Marshes, Suffolk Wildlife Trust reserve - Credit: Archant

Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth Astronomical Association (LYRA) and Suffolk Wildlife Trust are running a special event about the night sky to mark the re-opening of the trust's Carlton Marshes education centre, near Lowestoft, this week.

The education centre will be opened on Wednesday after it has been re-furbished over the winter.

It has new windows, doors, floor, porch and gas boiler to ensure the building is a lot warmer and more energy efficient.

To mark the re-opening a Night Sky event has been arranged on Wednesday between 4pm and 6pm with members of LYRA showing people how to stargaze, weather permitting

Trust education officer Gemma Smith said: 'This really is a special event.


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'There will be a fantastic opportunity to learn about the planets from the experts, find out how a telescope works and view a working model of our solar system.

'Weather permitting we will all have a go at star gazing with experienced astronomers. We'll be making night time lanterns and holding a quiz too.'

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Carlton Marshes is a lowland nature reserve. It contains more than 100 acres of important habitats including flower rich meadows, wet grassland, reedbeds, marsh and alder woodland.

The Night Sky event costs £2.50. To book a place call 01502 564250 or email carlton.education@suffolkwildlifetrust.org

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